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    Interesting astronomical events and observing tips
    People, I need your help recently I have developed one idea regarding removing the space debris by means of Space Elevator and I would like to publish it in some journals, could you tell me where is it possible? Are there journals that publish the papers about space activities/technologies?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle9
    Interesting astronomical events and observing tips
    People, I need your help recently I have developed one idea regarding removing the space debris by means of Space Elevator and I would like to publish it in some journals, could you tell me where is it possible? Are there journals that publish the papers about space activities/technologies?
    Can anybody help me?


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    How would the elevator snag something that's whipping past it at 17,000 mph (5 miles/sec)?
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    Eagle9 there are a large number of journals covering such topics. Have you tried a google search? It seems not.

    http://www.southampton.ac.uk/library...rnalsaero.html

    I'm a little suspicious that if you are unable to locate such readily available information that your idea for clearing space junk may lack rigour. But good luck with it anyway.
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    How would the elevator snag something that's whipping past it at 17,000 mph (5 miles/sec)?
    By means of easily broken huge petals.
    Of course I do not absolutely think that it will be realized in practice

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    Eagle9 there are a large number of journals covering such topics. Have you tried a google search? It seems not.

    http://www.southampton.ac.uk/library...rnalsaero.html
    Thanks, I will review them

    I'm a little suspicious that if you are unable to locate such readily available information that your idea for clearing space junk may lack rigour. But good luck with it anyway.
    Well, I tried to publish it in one journal, but they demanded additional engineering calculation and I cannot do it, so they idea remained as idea, I posted it at one web-site dedicated to Space Elevator, everybody can see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle9 View Post
    By means of easily broken huge petals.
    Causing more debris.

    Well, I tried to publish it in one journal, but they demanded additional engineering calculation and I cannot do it, so they idea remained as idea
    Exactly.
    Because ideas are cheap.
    Unless you can show that it's feasible, economically, structurally, technologically... then it's just an idea.

    You are aware that:
    A) a space elevator is currently way beyond what we can build - we simply don't have the materials, let alone the finances;
    B) this idea would only work for a particular orbit - equatorial - and only at certain "heights"
    aren't you?
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    while i think a space elevator may be built in the future, it is a massive engineering task. 500 years from now, may be, but i do not think it can clean up space debris. in fact LEO space debris may damage or destroy it.
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    Maybe try and find someone capable of doing the math to collaborate with you. This is just a guess, but I would imagine it is difficult to get published in a peer reviewed science journal without one of the writers having a PhD or a masters and working towards the PhD. After all, those are the people you are competing for journal space up against, right?

    Besides, in my knowledge, people gain more recognition for proving proposals mathematically than making the proposal. You may need someone with the know how in your court, here. It is probably hard to get a PhD to dedicate enough time to something like that, though.

    I'm no expert, though. But I can take my knowledge of traditional publishing and figure out what is probably reasonable in a peer reviewed journal. The standards are supposed to be fairly high, I know that much.
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